It’s high time you start thinking about how you’ll spend the gorgeous, sunny weekend you’ve been waiting for all week!
No sea, but the sun is shining
It’s 11 am on Friday, the weekend is coming and you’re losing focus. Your spirits are high, you don’t want to tap at that keyboard anymore and have started doodling on your notepad instead.
It’s high time you start thinking about how you’ll spend this gorgeous, sunny weekend! You can expect to have a good time with a touch of culture, a taste of gastronomy and a pinch of literature: put your sunglasses on and get out your hat. The sun is back!
MAKE YOUR WEEKEND A SUCCESS
ON A BEAUTIFUL SPRING SATURDAY
On Saturday, 11 am: THE TUDORS ARE BACK!
On this spring day, let’s begin with a riddle: What’s the link between Victor Hugo, your favorite sexy period dramas, “Shakespeare in love” and “The Other Boleyn girl”? Don’t know the answer? Come on! The Tudors of course! As one of the most famous dynasties, the Tudors are amongst the most exciting periods in British history and have always aroused interest, such in as the “Marie Tudor”, the famous play written by Victor Hugo, and countless blockbuster movies.
Was King Henry VIII a real lady killer? Why were Jane and Mary executed? What did Anne Boleyn do to be imprisoned in the spooky Tower of London? You’ll find the answers at the Musée du Luxembourg, which unravels the mysteries surrounding the Tudors through an exhibition of beautiful art, engravings, costumes and splendid portraits exhibited in France for the very first time.
The Tudors, Musée du Luxembourg, from 18th March to 19th July 2015. Find more information here.
ON SARTURDAY, 2 PM: Find a cheerful place to eat and drink!
The Pavillon Fontaine is a retro-style gazebo that will take you back in time. It’s located at the heart of the Jardin du Luxembourg and is an ideal place for a picnic or a snack.
Pavillon de la Fontaine, Jardin du Luxembourg, next to the Boulevard Saint Michel.
ON SATURDAY EVENING: GO TO THE CINEMA
If you like vintage movies, you’ll really enjoy “Le roman de Marguerite Gauthier” (Marguerite Gauthier’s Novel, 1936), directed by George Cukor, showing at the Cinéma d’art et d’essai: Action Christine. It’s the film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ novel “La Dame aux Camélias”, the inspiration for La Traviata!
“Le roman de Marguerite Gautier”, Cinéma Action Christine, 4 rue Christine 6th arrondissement of Paris. Find more information here.
Shows : 6, 8, 10 pm
AND ON SUNDAY…
… 2 PM
Why not go to a different kind of exhibition? This spring, the Cartier Foundation is showing the works of Californian artist Bruce Nauman, a mathematician-turned-artist (sculptor, video maker). Come and discover Nauman’s work whilst listening to beautiful piano music in the Jardin de Fondation! An experience you won’t regret!
ON SUNDAY 8 PM : IT’S TIME TO SLEEP….
This wonderful weekend is almost over… But to top it off, lie down on the sofa, make yourself comfortable and read from the collection of British short stories, “The Garden Party”! This is a satire of British society in the 1920s, written by famous English author Katherine Mansfield.
“The Garden Party and other stories” (“La Garden Party et autres nouvelles” in French) by Katherine Mansfield.
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